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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 13, 2007 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: most UNDERRATED/OVERRATED years?

under rated, 1966 - the raw primitive stuff is an acquired or learned taste, but I love it, it's pure energy, just playing, not mature yet, it's almost bar band but proficient... though maybe Jerry hasn't broken out yet, but year's end he's well on the way.

under rated songs from 1966 include "Keep Rolling By", great call and response between Jerry and Pigpen. It's on Birth of the Dead.

Also, Alice D. Millionaire, and others.

1967 is unde rated, but there's not enough live stuff on tape to prove it.

1968 St. Stephens I like better than 1969 ones generally, because they're rawer, and aren't set in stone yet as to the lead breaks anyway... much looser, I like that.

1970 - maybe not enough stuff was recorded (properly), and proving it was a great live year is hard. At least Festival Express comes close to showing what they were really like that year.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 13, 2007 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: most UNDERRATED/OVERRATED years?

My God...bow down before Cream Puff...

Thank you. And, thank you.